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Notes from the Cave
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The best mathematics video you will watch all day. Or all month. Perhaps all year, I don't really know how many mathematics videos you're watching...

Tadashi Tokieda on toy models:


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Or: how madness was institutionalised, industrialised and idolised.


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Don't let a little thing like context get in the way.

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In which we only see what we already know.

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The Matrix is a great film, but a poor articulation of Baudrillard's philosophy of simulation.

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C'mon people... first principles: question the form of the argument.


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The problem is causality. And no. Shouting at me won't make it less true.


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Q1: what's 2.3 + 3?

Depending on your answer, you might be part of the problem.
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I'm a little behind on this one, and don't have the time to write a lot of philosophical meat to this post, but I feel like it's worth mentioning anyway.
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All pathos, no logos.


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-P ln P


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Or, how I learned to stop worrying and transfer epithets.


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"Nothing can give to another that which it hath not itself"


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"They know what they are doing, and yet they do it anyway"


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Probably the most useful thing I could ever hope to write...


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"Zeno, you may approach the stand.... but never reach it."


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Despite claiming to dispense with the need for mysticism, Science and Science-fans often love to espouse that we are held in the grip of forces unknown to us and altogether uncontrollable. Much of this wisdom is the product of a diet of neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. I claim there are better ways to understand consciousness, and they barely even mention the brain.


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Or "How I learned to stop thinking and worry about the children"


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Found a page in my notebook with my thoughts from watching the anime series 'Attack on Titan'. What follows is a transcript of my notes/thoughts/interpretation. For those of you who don't watch this show or read the manga, these comments might not make a lot of sense. For those of you that do, these still might not make a lot of sense.

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That stuff about the unexamined life didn't convince you?

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Gehirn and Zweifel in an addenda to their previous dialogue...

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If there was no God, afterlife or miracles how would we create them?

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Besteht Grund für Zweifel?

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When all you've got is a hammer...

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